Jester And T-Rantula At The Center Of The Wildest Tag Team Division In Years
March 14, 2017
By Trapper Tom, Editor, KSWA Digest
They may be the most unusual and unique tag team champions in the history of the Keystone State Wrestling Alliance (KSWA). They are The Jester and T-Rantula, and they are atop the wildest and most talented tag team division Pittsburgh has seen in many years.
The team defeated The Spear Asylum--Bobby Badfingers and Vinnie Stone--at FanFest last December. They definitively defeated Badfingers and Stone in January in the rematch, and in February, the duo best the Big Game Hunters--newcomers Zak Hunter and BROhemoth.
The team came together in the most fascinating of ways. The Jester had won the opportunity for tag team gold in Battle Bowl 2016. He didn't challenge then-champions Shane Starr and Kris Kash. But when the Lost Boyz were defeated by Spear Asylum, Jester saw his chance at opportunity clicking.
Spear Asylum didn't want any part of the unorthodox, painted trickster. They realized that The Jester (already a former tag team champion with "The King" Del Douglas) had the pedigree to challenge their tag team dominance. So, they attacked him repeatedly. But, The Jester continued to get up.
That resilience really caught the eye of KSWA Hall of Famer and legendary brawler T-Rantula. Right before FanFest, Jester revealed that his tag team partner for the show of shows was none other than T-Rantula! When they defeated Spear Asylum at FanFest, a new era began.
Mayor Mystery's duo of Badfingers and Stone thought they'd get the belts back right away, but alas that didn't happen. Then, the KSWA Championship Committee did something really "out of the box" in February for the 17th Anniversary show. A brand new team was brought in and the match ended up being a great test for the champions, and a fantastic opportunity for Hunter and BROhemoth.
Now, the KSWA Championship Committee continues to revolutionize. Last month, the governing agency introduced a tag team tournament to create new #1 contenders for the most coveted tag team belts in all of the Commonwealth. The VIPs--Shawn Blanchard and Lou Martin--defeated Party Gras--Lord Zoltan and Justin Sane in the first round of tournament action. Meanwhile, Kris Kash and Shane Starr got by Golden Triangle Champion Tommy Faime and former KSWA Champion Jay Flash. Somewhere down the line, the VIPs with face the Lost Boys once again with important ramifications. The winners of that match will get an opportunity at tag team gold.
However, none of that is going to happen until after the Joe Abby Memorial Tournament and Hall of Fame night. The Jester and T-Rantula will team with Jack Massacre to take on the Spear Asylum and "Big" Mike Malachi.
Beside Spear Asylum, teams such as Party Gras and any combination of new talent (or veteran KSWA Megastars) make up the deepest pool of tag team talent Pittsburgh has seen in some time. Badfingers and J-Ru were hot on the trail for tag team gold before the Charleroi, PA native blew town. Flash and Faime have looked good in tag team opportunities, and Mayor Mystery always has something up his sleeve. While the Mercenaries are no more, Mystery has added Dennis Gregory to his stable. If Mystery could find a suitable partner for Gregory, both single's and tag team gold might be in the future.
There has never been a better time for tag team excellence in the KSWA, and The Jester and T-Rantula are at the forefront of all the action.